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Voronezh court dismisses case against organiser of rally calling for people to vote against Putin

posted 26 Mar 2012, 07:36 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 26 Mar 2012, 10:58 ]
22 March 2012 


On 22 March the Leninsky district court in Voronezh dismissed a case against Nina Belyaeva, the 22 year old organiser of a protest "for honest elections" for the lack of evidence of an offence. 

Belyaeva had been accused of the "production, dissemination or lodging of campaign materials in violation of the legislation on elections and referendums" (article 5.12 of the Administrative Code). This was reported to the Agora Human Rights Association by lawyer Olga Gnezdilova who was representing Nina Belyaeva's interests at Agora’s behest. 

In his ruling closing the case proceedings Judge Nikolai Kosenkov pointed out that the law enforcement agencies had collected insufficient evidence to confirm that Nina Belyaeva had been the source of the communications, reports Openinform's correspondent. [Read more]